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Joy Hollaway, 84, of McAlester, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at McAlester Regional Health Center.
The family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Richville Baptist Church with Pastor Jeremy Lalli officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Richville Baptist Church.
Joy was born on Oct. 24, 1933, in McAlester, to George and Rose (Giaudrone) Ditchavage. She worked for the McAlester Housing Authority for many years and was still working for them up until her death.
She was a big Oklahoma University football and NASCAR fan.
She was a member of Richville Baptist Church.
Joy was survived by one son, Jerry Jackson; one daughter, Sharon Adele Jackson; one sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Al Albro; one grandson and spouse, Dakota and Asia Mills; nephews, Kevin and Brittni Webster, and Brett Ditchavage, numerous other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Blanche Richardson, and two brothers, Dale Ditchavage and Dick Ditchavage.
Active pallbearers will be co-workers at the McAlester Housing Authority, Frankie Simpson, Steve Burrows, George Maynard, Danny Warren, Derrick Belcher and Raymond Henderson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dakota Mills, Kody Moreland, Jody Moreland and Dawson Graham.
Published on November 17, 2017
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